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  1. How does the GTS without RAS go on tight mountain style targa roads? I would think the narrow body 991.2 GT3 with rear axle steering would be more nimble and easier to drive at the limit through the twisties?
  2. I'd also go with the 245s, you will get a little bit more front end grip, a little better braking and a little less understeer, but in the wet it probably wont help.
  3. I was at my local PC the other day and the SA said that with the 981 GT4 after the initial launch they were struggling to get enough allocations with lots of orders so you needed to have placed a deposit or be on the list. However, with the 982/718 GT4 I think he said he had had only 2 orders with not a lot of other interest. They said if I wanted one they could order me one! I guess although the new GT4 has some improvements and is no doubt a great car it does not have the hype of the old one. Or perhaps people are biding their time and waiting/hoping for a PDK version.
  4. Well you would probably know more about this topic than me but compared with other manufacturers of 6 cyl and 8 cyl engines Porsche have had there fair share of problems. Perhaps its partly due to the added complexity of the flat engine configuration. Though this is not to say other manufactures have not had some problems with some V or straight six configurations.
  5. It seems to me there have always been a few engine problems cropping up on the flat 6, even the older Carrera engines. I hand't realised the 991.1 GT3 engine also had issues. I guess they are so highly strung after time there can be issues. Personally, I think the 991.2 GT3 with the good engine might be the one to get given the last of the narrow body GT3s unless you are tracking then the RS.
  6. It's true the beam pattern of the LED bulb is often very different to the halogen bulb and you need to try to find one that matches as close as possible to work in the halogen reflector. I swapped out the fog lights in my E91 BMW with LEDs and they worked well. A mate of mine bought I think H4 LEDs from Supercheap and found them to work well in his Toyota but I do see it being a bit of a trial and error process for main lights. If you are having trouble with the LED bulbs it is worth considering an HID/xenon kit which has a traditional beam pattern. These days you can get 25W to 55W HID.
  7. Not nice to hear and difficult car to replace no doubt. Hope you can find an equal or better replacement if it doesn't show up.
  8. donR

    2019 Spa 24hr

    Thanks. Good Post, just had a look. Laurens Vanthoor for Porsche lost pole by 17/1000 of a second. Mercedes on Pole. Top 15 cars separated by only 1 sec! I notice he is racing a Porsche GT3 R. When do they use the Porsche RSR? I mean all the other GT cars look like the same configuration. Only Porsche seems to have two endurance configurations. Here is the full race highlights. Looks like Porsche first.
  9. I believe you can change throttle bodies and install headers for slight improvement in power but I don't think it is a massive difference and not money well spent, unlike with BMW turbo cars where the gains are considerable Stage 1 or 2. You should check rennlist for more information.
  10. I have the 981 brouchures in pdf if you are still looking for them. See attached. I also have the 981 GTS and GT4 ones as well if you want them but there is an upload limit to post. Good luck with your search. The 981 is a great car if you can stretch the budget. Though 987 is also a great platform. PDK is also great depending on your style of driving. I think for Targa style drive days with 20 or 30+ turns PDK is a huge advantage. Manual is maybe just a little bit more fun around the street and on the track. Porsche 981 Cayman.pdf Porsche_Cayman_981_Brochure_201312.pdf
  11. I saw that white one yesterday. Looks nice. I did look at a Rhodium Silver GTS in NSW a year or so ago and it was PDK, but very nice with only 16,404kms and I thought good buying at ~$130k for PDK version. The best 981 GTS I saw was a manual yellow with the Sport Techno style wheels. I'm pretty sure it also had ceramic brakes and it definitely had PTV/LSD which is rare for a 981 S/GTS. I think it sold for ~ $140k, but definitely one to consider for manual drivers if it comes up again.
  12. I agree, reducing understeer is mainly a factor of driving error/style. Although, my old Audi had the weight of the engine over 265 front tires so that might have helped with turn in. The understeer I'm getting in the Cayman I think is more due to braking too late and too heavy on turn in. ABS doesn't even seem to work with that combination. OP and Ian mentioned the Cup 2s so I'd still be interested in people's experience with them on cold targa style roads. I don't think it hurts to have more grip on those type of roads but less grip under certain condition such as the wet and maybe the cold would not be good. Although rarely is it really wet in NSW but it does get cold. I understand all the GT cars have Cup 2 tires but is it that they do not go too well in the wet and/or cold conditions? One thing I was surprised by after the weekend alpine drive was how the tire pressure varies so much with temperature, a range of 33 to 38 psi, suggesting under some conditions the tyres don't really warm up.
  13. I like the face lift on the front and the 8000 RPM red line will be very nice. Otherwise, the performance gains over the 981 GT4 seem minimal and the PDK 718 GTS still appears to be the faster car, albeit not necessarily on the track with the tyre/wheel disadvantage. I think if they release PDK version it will really lift the game. I just configured one and it came to $256k drive away + $6k for PDK if it was available. I don't suppose they will be offering much discount on a GT4?
  14. I have the PS4S on my 718 (265 rear, 235 front) and just did a 1600km drive weekend through Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko and they are pretty impressive to say the least. Pulled up to 1.36G at about 8/10s. Not really any traction issues although I've found if braking isn't perfect there is a chronic understeer, happened about 4 times now. I've thought about larger Cup 2 tyres (295, 255) to help with understeer and provide more grip but I was wondering how they go in cold weather, say -1 to 10 C? Or is it just the rain that is the problem? I'd be interested to hear from any Porsche drivers whether the Cup 2s instill confidence through cold mountain style roads. I do notice the it helps to get the heat into the PS4Ss but they do warm up quickly regardless. Definitely a great road tire.
  15. Yeah, I think the Noah is a good cover. It is very similar to my Evolution Block-it and as you mention they can all be custom made to fit. I bought the Evolution as it is meant to give slightly more ding protection. Though when you roll it up still takes up most of the frunk! Here is a good comparison of the Covercraft covers FYI: https://www.covercraft.com/au/en/covercrafter Looks like the Noah is slightly better in the rain.

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